Anxiety medication safe for breastfeeding

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Avatar f tn A good resource is LactMed I took medications while I breastfed for 3 years with no I'll side effects. Most doctors aren't sure so they will say not to.
Avatar f tn ) and I've been told by my midwives it's safe for baby and to use during breastfeeding, but comes with a small risk of pulmonary hypertension.
13042940 tn?1437399556 I had social anxiety when I was in high school, tried a few different meds and now I'm able to deal with most things on my own. Find things that work for you. Soft music, hot shower. Take note of what triggers your anxiety so you can be prepared when it happens. I made the decision to quit my job because of anxiety just last year but I re enrolled in college. You can work around it without it beating you. Don't be afraid to talk to your doctors and family too.
Avatar f tn I am able to really enjoy this pregnancy and I'm thankful for that. Also the medication I am taking is also safe during breastfeeding. Good luck to you, anxiety is horrible.
7552207 tn?1427024003 I stopped all my medication during my pregnancy just because there is no 100% safe medicine to take while pregnant. And for the most part I can cope with my ADHD, but my depression is absolutely my question: After baby is here, will I be able to take my depression medicine and breast feed? I have my heart set on breast feeding and I feel selfish if I cant just because of my own reasons...
541196 tn?1293556536 I would like to become pregnant soon and was wondering if anyone had experience with Lexapro while pregnant/breastfeeding. Do you know if it's approved or known safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Avatar n tn Found the box, its called Cipramil. Safe to take while pregnant. I was on aprazolam then they switched me to cipramil for my anxiety. My doc said apraz & xanex werent safe while preg or breastfeeding. But this stuff is.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Understanding anxiety medication Anti-anxiety drugs (benzodiazepines) Other types of medications for anxiety Safety concerns and risk factors Deciding if anxiety medication is right for you Medication alone is not enough Guidelines for taking anxiety medication Drug dependence and withdrawal Understanding anxiety medication This information is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice.
541196 tn?1293556536 I would like to become pregnant soon and was wondering if anyone had experience with Lexapro while pregnant/breastfeeding. Do you know if it's approved or known safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Avatar f tn I've been on anxiety and PTSD medication for the past 5 years, I stopped taking everything but xanax. I had the dosage lowered and try and take it only when I start feeling a panic attack coming on. My psychiatrist and my ob both said different things as well.
11356079 tn?1421361418 Safe meds for anxiety during pregnancy? I have severe anxiety disorder with PTSD and over the years I have tried many non-med therapies, techniques and meds and the only thing that works is xanax.... Last time I was pregnant my doc gave me hydroxyzine but my first time taking them, my face, hands, and tongue went numb and I thought I was about to black out then I went home and was in an induced sleep that felt like anesthesia for 16 hours...
Avatar m tn Thank You sooooooooo much. I am going to try your suggestions. I to, used to be able to drive the freeway like a crazy person. I actually LOVED the freeway & driving itself now I fear it everyday. I take back roads to work & have not driven the xpressway in a year but I want to so bad. I try to tell myself that this is NOT going to control me & some days are good & I feel like I can drive forever...but most days are a real challenge. I have trouble at stop lights....
8924846 tn?1410576501 I was diagnosed when I was 8 with depression, anxiety, OCD and a panic disorder. My body builds up immunity to medication fast which *****. Anyways today has been bad. I've come close to hyperventalating multiple times and it's difficult to calm myself down. I woke up feeling like this. What are some ways you have found to work to calm yourself down?
Avatar f tn There are medications like that that are safe for pregnant women and safe for breastfeeding. I was on medication with my first pregnancy and also while i was breastfeeding. You are probably getting worse because one, you needs meds to control your OCD and anxiety, and Secondly you are probably going through the nesting faze of pregnancy where you clean and clean because you are getting readyfor the babies arrival . Toxoplasmosis is not just from cats, it's from animal feces.
Avatar n tn I've been on 50 mg Zoloft during 8 months of my pregnancy for anxiety. I just realized that there may be some side effects in the baby during breasfeeding so I'm going to try to wean off over the next several weeks. Can you please let me know the effects of Zoloft on a breastfeeding baby and also the best dosage schedule for weaning. Thank you!
Avatar f tn With my first daughter, I came off of meds. It was awful! I talked with my doctor when I was pregnant with my second daughter (now 6), and he told me while no studies had been done, Paxil was not shown to cause any issues for the baby. I stayed on it, had a much better pregnancy and she was a healthy 11 lb 4 and 3/4 oz baby! Ok, I had gestational diabeties too. Both girls were c-section, so the younger had a small issue with breathing, but she is ok.
Avatar m tn throat feels like its closing up ect... Before I got pregnant I was on .5-1 mg of ativan 3 times a day as needed for anxiety. After I got pregnant my OBGYN here in North Dakota said absolutely no more. Well my regular family physician in Minnesota ---who I will be delivering with as I am moving back to my home area around Christmas---put me on Celexa and back on the Ativan as needed. The Celexa did not work out very well for me giving me thoughts Ive never had before..
331213 tn?1217168431 anyway this probably wouldn't be the best option for you for treating your anxiety BUT if you are at high risk for PPD this is something your doctor may want to start you on at this time.
Avatar f tn I was placed on this particular meds because i was breastfeeding and they are considered safe for the baby. I sugggest going to your GP and if you don't get a satisfactory result try to find a PND website that will give you information on doctors etc that specialise in PND related issues.
Avatar f tn Exactly, benzodiazepines are definitely more harmful and baby can actually become addicted. There are meds such as propanalol or vistaral for anxiety that aren't addictive. However they definitely aren't exactly as fast acting and idk how safe those are for baby either so definitely talk to your doctor.
377493 tn?1356505749 I was rather proud of myself that I was able to use the tools my Physciatrist taught me to overcome any mild feelings of anxiety. I did really really well. Well, this past week we have had something new. For the past few days, mild diarea. I just chalked it up to the fact that we are transitioning him from formula to cow's milk. Our pediatrician had said this could happen, and as long as it wasn't severe or bloody, not to worry. It was normal.
Avatar f tn I was on paxil for two of my pregnancies everything was fine. also, try a psychiatrist their expertise is anxiety meds and they would know it's affects. hang in there, we are here for you. there are lots of pregnant people on meds. there is an answer for you.
Avatar f tn So, three weeks ago I did and they put me on Lexapro 10mg for anxiety and Protonix 40mg for stomach problems that go with my anxiety. So, now I feel better but I wonder if I could avoid all this by stopping the birth control pill. What other options are there for a 20 that doesn't want to have kids for at least 5-8 years?
1042487 tn?1275283499 Most of the B vitamins have been recognized as coenzymes, and they all appear to be essential in facilitating the metabolic processes that are essential for life. These vitamins are essential for the breakdown of carbohydrates into glucose, which provides us energy, the breakdown of fats and proteins, which aids the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscle tone in the stomach and intestinal tract, and healthy skin, hair, and eyes.
Avatar f tn I plan to tell my doc that I want to walk out of that hospital with a script for Zoloft. I will be breastfeeding but I took it while BFing my last one and had no issues. the only thing I have found that helps is getting out in the sun which is hard since it's so God forsaken hot outside here. I've talked to my doc about it and he hasn't suggested anything that can be taken while pregnant. I'm just sticking it out until the end I guess.
Avatar f tn Although flaxseed oil seems to be safe for women, I still haven't seen any data showing that it is safe for men. In October 2004, Nutrition Journal published an analysis of nutrition and cancer. One meta-analysis included in that publication reviewed nine studies that revealed an association between flaxseed oil intake or high blood levels of alpha-linolenic acid and increased risk of prostate cancer.
Avatar n tn everyday id wake up with the shakes alwaysa holding a pilow for safe keeping.. when i went out i had to take it really slow and was able to only go a certain farness without being scared and thinking something was wrong and i was going to die.. i kept going farther and father just took ibrprophin when i was in alot of pain and was given .5 ativan nerve pill for anxiety...
Avatar m tn This is something i have been dealing with on and off for years. For a good year it was gone. Basically i have IBS. Sometimes i will not go #2 for 3-4 days. And if i dont go and i over eat, i will get really sick basically, i'll over eat then feel nausea for hours and hours, when i finally do have the urge to throw up, its dry heaving hours later. This landed me in the hospital once with the same symptoms and xrays basically confirmed i was packed from stem to stern.
Avatar n tn I am not on any medication nor am I taking birth control. I experienced the same thing back in 2005, I bled for 56 days, I was given birth control pills to regulate my period but that didn't work. I however remembered that I was stung in the stomach by a wasp.When the situation happend again 56 days later and I was rushed to the hospital. I was given a shot and perscribed benedril and the bleeding stopped. Now Since its winter, I know this is not the case.